MONOLOGUE- Examines our needs to self-isolate from a high pressurized environment. Away from noises, speculations and delusions, the pop-up designs create portable safe spaces that provide the wearer stillness, stability and a moment of self-reflection.
In the latter half of the creative process, the pandemic struck. Though I had not envisioned my collection as a response to Covid-19, but the turmoil we endured further contextualized the significance of distance- whether that is to distance oneself from the world in order to regain stability, or to disassociate from the past and future, just attend to present.
The constructions of safe spaces stem from children’s pop up books. The engineering of the various folds allows convenient and efficient portability of a physical space, whilst maximize the expansion of such created space as well as minimizing it when collapsed. Aside from pop-up books, theories and engineering of found objects within the functioning of everyday life, such as the layered files organizer, sliding door…etc., also contributed to the utilitarian aspect of this collection.
Absences of colors portray stress-free spaces. Under the almost monochromatic exteriors are the soft washes of colors, narrating through imageries of night sky and dawn. Only visible to the wearer, this create an illusory space that draws the wearer away from reality.
[ BIO ]
I am a celebratory designer who cherishes moments, thoughts and sensory memory arise from my everydayness. These emotions motivate me to design interactive experience relating to pleasure, nostalgia and psychology questions, deliver through the medium of fashion to encourage stability and tranquility to my audience. My strong understanding for garment construction emphasizes the clean-cut, sculptural form and intuitive silhouette. I love incorporating light, muted palette to further the portrayal of atmospherical and metaphorical environment in my collections.